NYC Dance Week Sets 2014 Schedule, Running 6/19-28

NYC Dance Week Sets 2014 Schedule, Running 6/19-28

NYC Dance Week, the 10-day festival of free and discounted dance, fitness and wellness classes, will take place at dance studios across New York's five boroughs from Thursday, June 19 - Saturday, June 28, 2014. In addition to Dance Week's 2014 Studio Partner, Mark Morris Dance Center, this year, the festival will also offer classes in collaboration with The Ailey Extension, Power Pilates, Ballet Academy East, Dancewave, Z Club NY and more. A complete schedule of free classes is now available at http://nycdanceweek.org/the-festival/free-classes and a schedule of discounted classes is available at http://nycdanceweek.org/the-festival/discounts . Required registration for NYC Dance Week Passes is now open online at http://nycdanceweek2014.eventbrite.com .

NYC Dance Week invites New York studios, dance students, businesses, volunteers and other organizations to participate in the largest and most inspiring Dance Week to date. During the festival, participants may join any in an exciting array of dance and fitness classes, from classical ballet to West African dance to Pilates to Zumba. NYC Dance Week continues to push beyond traditional dance styles to demonstrate how all movement benefits the mind, body and spirit.

In partnership with sponsor m1-5 Lounge, NYC Dance Week invites all dance enthusiasts and the general public to its official Festival Kick-Off Party at m1-5 (located at 52 Walker Street in Manhattan) on Tuesday, June 10 at 7:00 PM. The free event will start the festival with high energy, boasting endless dancing to the great beats supplied by HeyDJCam and DJ Time Grae. VIP tickets are available for purchase, with all proceeds benefiting Dance Week. RSVP is required on Eventbrite, http://bit.ly/1oezdxx .

In the days leading up to the festival, dancers may also get warmed up at a series of unique Fitness Labs organized by festival affiliate FitEngine, Inc. FitEngine, Inc. is a trusted source for inside information on fitness and wellness. Three of these free Fitness Labs will be taught by official NYC Dance Week 2014 Ambassadors: Kat Wildish, high-caliber ballet instructor; Martha Chapman, Co-Director of Omega Dance Company; and Mary S. Burns, Ph.D., veteran instructor of movement. Labs range from strength-building and stretching to beginner hip-hop and ballet classes. A complete schedule of free Fitness Labs is available at: http://nycdanceweek.org/the-festival/fitness-labs .

In conjunction with the festival, sponsor Harkness Center for Dance Injuries will host two informative learning events for Dance Week participants. On Thursday, June 19 at 2:30 PM, Harkness will offer an Injury Prevention Seminar at the Peridance Capezio Center. On Monday, June 23 at 4:00 PM, participants may drop-in for a Health & Wellness Q&A Session at Gibney Dance Center. Attendees may also sign-up for free Injury Prevention Assessments during the festival.

Finally, as NYC Dance Week winds down, participants are invited to watch performances of new dance works at a special showcase by its sister project, NYC10, at Dixon Place on Wednesday, June 25.

To stay updated with the latest news from Dance Week, please visit the festival's website at www.nycdanceweek.org, like the Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/NYC-Dance-Week/185085796592 and follow the party on Twitter @nycdanceweek.